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International Symposium: Architectural Patrimony and Local building materials

From 13/10/17 To 15/10/17

International Symposium:
Architectural Patrimony and Local building materials


Patrimoine Architectural et Matériaux de Construction Locaux

13-15 Octobre 2017

Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, University Moulay Ismail



The degradation of the traditional architectural patrimony is a real threat to its sustainability. The earthen buildings of the pre-Saharan regions (Ksours, Mosques, Kasbahs…) are threatened by natural and human impacts (floods, earthquakes, urbanization and industrialization …). They deserve special attention in terms of conservation, maintenance and valorization.

The disappearance of traditional conservation practices makes it difficult to restore this patrimony without the intervention of scientists specialized in the field of materials sciences in general and patrimony materials in particular.

APLOBMA2017 is a scientific event that brings together national and international researchers interested in the architectural patrimony, its materials, construction techniques, degradation, conservation and dating. The aim is to develop networks of specialists in local building materials and traditional architecture, and to propose solutions to problems related to the restoration, conservation and valorization of earthen buildings.

Programmed over three days, APLOBMA2017 will be organized in the form of lectures, oral communications, poster sessions, workshops and guided tours.

Symposium topics

  • Characterization of local building materials
  • Architectural patrimony in local materials and restoration
  • Architecture based on local materials and energy efficiency
  • Architectural patrimony in local materials and major risks
  • Architectural patrimony in local materials and sustainable development


  • Submission deadline: 30 July 2017
  • Acceptance notification: 5 September 2017
  • Submission of papers: 20 September 2017
  • Program: 30 September 2017
  • Symposium: 13 to 15 October 2017


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